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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 38

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Tyler Izen

Reserve Police Officer
10,998 votes (11%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I believe the primary role of government is to provide a safe and secure environment for its citizens.
  • Our economy will be healthy only when government provides an environment that allows small business and our middle class to thrive.
  • Gaining the public's confidence starts with sound fiscal policies and a comprehensive plan for fiscal transparency so our citizens can see for themselves how their elected representatives vote to spend our state’s resources.



Profession:LAPD, Retired (Police Detective) and Active Reserve Police Officer
Police Officer, Sergeant, Detective, Los Angeles Police Department (1985–2015)


Tyler Izen’s family moved to the San Fernando Valley after the untimely death of his father over 50 years ago. At the age of 11, the Izen family had their first clue to the path Tyler would follow. When his bicycle was stolen, he went into full detective mode, canvassing the area for clues, setting up surveillance, following the suspects and ultimately locating his bike a week later. With the aid of the Los Angeles Police Department, Tyler safely got his bike back, and his future in law enforcement was cemented.

After graduating from high school and working his way from licensed insurance salesperson to pension consultant in financial services, Tyler realized his boyhood dream and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1985.

For the next three decades, he proudly served the LAPD with distinction, working patrol, vice, administrative and supervisory assignments as police officer, sergeant and later detective. He has held posts in the Department’s Metropolitan Division, Internal Affairs, Anti-Terrorism, Use of Force Investigations and with the Office of the Inspector General. Tyler’s work in law enforcement earned him numerous commendations for exemplary performance.

During his tenure with the LAPD, Tyler served as president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, representing roughly 10,000 sworn members. As president of the LAPPL, he oversaw a budget of $10.3 million and was the primary strategist for the organization’s operations and negotiations.

In 2013 Tyler had the distinction of being selected to serve on the LA 2020 Commission, headed by former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Cantor. Here, he worked with others to develop a more sustainable future for the greater LA region. His expertise in labor practices, arbitration and police use of force issues has rendered him a sought after public speaker and consultant.

Tyler is especially proud of the work that he and his colleagues did for the Special Olympics in 2015, coordinating the security and logistics of the torch on its journey across the United States.

An actively community member, Tyler is a 25-year board member and past board chair for the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union, former Director with the Los Angeles Police Museum, past chair of the North Valley YMCA Healthy Lifestyles Committee and former president of the El Oro PTA.

Tyler has lived in Granada Hills for close to three decades, has been happily married to wife Becky since 1989, and enjoys spending time with their three children and two granddaughters.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $51,337

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Northwest Excavating
Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Straussner Sherman
Employees of Vision To Learn

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.38%)
Small contributions (0.62%)

By Type:

From organizations (39.89%)
From individuals (60.11%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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